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15 items by Brooke Jarvis

  • Flooding and Fracking in Colorado: Double Disaster

    Flooding and Fracking in Colorado: Double Disaster | ARTICLE

    Cliff Willmeng was filming from the banks of the raging St. Vrain River in Colorado when he heard a sound like guitar strings being plucked. He looked around for the source and spotted, in the rapids near...

    September 19, 2013 1:10 PM ET
  • Why We Can't Count on Evolution to Counterbalance Climate Change

    Why We Can't Count on Evolution to Counterbalance Climate Change | ARTICLE

    Many adults remember middle-school lessons about England's peppered moth – a popular, easily understood illustration of the principle of natural selection. Most of the moths were once white, perfectly camouflaged to hide amid lichen and light tree...

    July 29, 2013 11:34 AM ET
  • How Long Until All the Arctic Ice Is Gone?

    How Long Until All the Arctic Ice Is Gone? | ARTICLE

    Ice is such a fundamental part of the Arctic Ocean that we once had no idea what lay beneath it: Early cartographers were as likely to depict the Arctic as a landmass as they were to draw...

    July 24, 2013 12:55 PM ET
  • New Report Tracks Decades of Climate Change

    New Report Tracks Decades of Climate Change | ARTICLE

    In May 2010, the temperature in Pakistan soared to more than 128 degrees – the hottest temperature ever recorded in Asia. Just a few months later, extreme monsoons left more than a fifth of the country underwater....

    July 10, 2013 3:55 PM ET
  • The 10 Dumbest Things Ever Said About Global Warming

    The 10 Dumbest Things Ever Said About Global Warming | ARTICLE

    A list of the dumbest things ever said about global warming is, sadly, almost impossible to curate in any comprehensive fashion. Politicians, talk show hosts, economists, pundits – people are saying dumb things about climate change all...

    June 19, 2013 11:00 AM ET
  • 'Winter Is in Trouble': Snow Athletes Fight for Climate Action

    'Winter Is in Trouble': Snow Athletes Fight for Climate Action | ARTICLE

    Winter may be coming to Westeros, but here on Earth, it's in jeopardy. That's the message of some 75 professional skiers, snowboarders and climbers – Olympic medalists, world champions and X Games winners among them –...

    April 11, 2013 11:46 AM ET
  • Q&A: Ezra Miller's Arctic Activism

    Q&A: Ezra Miller's Arctic Activism | ARTICLE

    As warmer summers and ever-diminishing ice make the Arctic easier to access, governments and companies are scrambling for access to oil, gas and shipping rights. It's been called the next great land rush. Ezra Miller, the 20-year-old actor...

    April 2, 2013 10:50 AM ET
  • Keystone XL: State Department Dodges the Big Questions

    Keystone XL: State Department Dodges the Big Questions | ARTICLE

    A lot happened between the State Department's first environmental assessment of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline plan, completed in 2011 – before the proposed route was altered to bypass Nebraska's Sand Hills – and the latest one, which...

    March 13, 2013 6:20 PM ET
  • Marco Rubio's Weird, Defeatist Vision

    Marco Rubio's Weird, Defeatist Vision | ARTICLE

    Midway through his response to President Obama's State of the Union address last night, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) took a few moments to address the president's impassioned case for combating climate change – perhaps the greatest current...

    February 13, 2013 5:35 PM ET
  • Big Tobacco's Tea Party Ties Exposed

    Big Tobacco's Tea Party Ties Exposed | ARTICLE

    Conventional wisdom holds that the Tea Party movement emerged as a result of grassroots anger against the government in 2009. We've known for some time that the real story is more complicated. An awful lot of big...

    February 13, 2013 10:45 AM ET
  • Big Coal's Big Problems

    Big Coal's Big Problems | ARTICLE

    You wouldn't have guessed it from all the theatrics of the 2012 election – like when Mitt Romney, who once stood in front of a coal-fired power plant and announced, "That plant kills people," turned around and campaigned...

    February 8, 2013 2:00 PM ET
  • Idle No More: Native-Led Protest Movement Takes On Canadian Government

    Idle No More: Native-Led Protest Movement Takes On Canadian Government | ARTICLE

    As members of Canada's House of Commons returned to work last week in Ottawa, they found several hundred protesters waiting for them under a heavy snowfall on Parliament Hill. Many were dressed in traditional clothing...

    February 4, 2013 11:32 AM ET
  • Don't Ignore the Drought

    Don't Ignore the Drought | ARTICLE

    Droughts, it could be argued, are the opposite of news. By definition, they represent the absence of something (namely, adequate rain) happening. And they only occur when that something has already been not-happening for a very long...

    January 17, 2013 2:55 PM ET
  • Shell's Arctic Drilling Experiment Has Been an Epic Failure

    Shell's Arctic Drilling Experiment Has Been an Epic Failure | ARTICLE

    In December of 2011, Royal Dutch Shell produced a series of videos advertising the company's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean. Their tagline: "It's time to explore, and Shell is Arctic Ready." That...

    January 11, 2013 10:37 AM ET
  • Australia Adds New Weather Map Colors for Extreme Heat

    Australia Adds New Weather Map Colors for Extreme Heat | ARTICLE

    Australia is facing record-breaking temperatures in next week's forecast – a heat wave so intense that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology has been forced to make new charts. For the first time, the century-old agency's forecast...

    January 8, 2013 3:50 PM ET
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